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Osasuna
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Full name Club Atlético Osasuna
Nickname(s) Los Rojillos (The little red ones)
Founded 1920
Ground Reyno de Navarra,
Pamplona, Spain
(Capacity: 19,500)
Chairman Spain Patxi Izco
Manager Spain José Antonio Camacho
League La Liga
2008-09 La Liga, 14th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Club Atlético Osasuna, usually known as Osasuna, is a Spanish first division football club based in Pamplona, Navarre, founded in 1920.

The team's home kit is red shirt, navy blue shorts, black socks with red back, whereas the away one is navy blue shirt, orange shorts and navy blue socks. Osasuna, which plays its home games at the Estadio Reyno de Navarra, means "health" in Basque.

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History

Founded in 1920, Osasuna first reached Segunda División in 1932, making it to La Liga three seasons later.

They achieved their first ever UEFA Cup qualification in 1985–86 after finishing sixth, eventually reaching the third round in the 1990–91 edition. Finishing last in 1993–94, the side spent six years in the second level.

After a stellar 2005–06 domestic campaign, Osasuna made history by finishing in fourth place - tied for best ever - synonymous with the chance of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League in the following season through play-off matches. This achievement was made all the more dramatic by the suspense that was maintained until the last day of the championship in which Osasuna and Sevilla FC were both vying for the fourth place. Both teams eventually ended the season with the same number of points but Osasuna got through due to their head-to-head record. However, Osasuna didn't make it to the Champions League group phase, as they were eliminated by Hamburger SV in the third qualifying round, leaving them to vie in the UEFA Cup for the fifth time in their history.

Osasuna were drawn in Group D of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup along with Parma FC, RC Lens, OB Odense and SC Heerenveen. The club successfully qualified to the knock-out stage, finishing second in their group, and were drawn against Girondins de Bordeaux, who had dropped into the UEFA Cup following an unsuccessful Champions League campaign. Osasuna progressed 1–0 on aggregate, drawing 0–0 away before winning 1–0 in Pamplona through an extra-time winner by Javad Nekounam.

Next up were Scottish side Glasgow Rangers, and the Spanish side again progressed, following a 1–1 draw in Scotland and a 1–0 win at home. They were drawn against German side Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-finals. Regarded as severe underdogs, Osasuna not only progressed to the semifinals but did so in style. A 3–0 away win had virtually sealed the tie, but Osasuna also won the second leg, 1–0.

In the last-four round, Osasuna was drawn against holders and fellow Spanish side Sevilla, eventually losing 1–2 on aggregate after a 1–0 home win. In the following two seasons, Osasuna struggled mightily in the league. In 2008–09, it only avoided relegation in the final day: being in 18th place and going into the final matchday, home to Real Madrid, they fell behind 1–0, but came back with two goals (the decider courtesy of Juanfran, a merengue youth graduate) to remain in La Liga.

Current squad

The numbers are established according to the official website: www.osasuna.es and www.lfp.es.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Ricardo
2 Spain DF Azpilicueta
3 Spain DF Monreal (vice-captain 3)
4 Spain DF Miguel Flaño (vice-captain 2)
5 Brazil DF Rovérsio
6 Iran MF Nekounam
7 France MF Delporte
8 Iran MF Masoud
10 Spain MF Puñal (captain)
11 Uruguay FW Pandiani
12 Spain MF Juanfran
13 Spain GK Roberto
14 Spain DF Josetxo (vice-captain 1)
No. Position Player
15 Spain DF Oier
16 Spain FW Galán
17 Spain MF Camuñas
18 Cape Verde FW Dady
19 Spain MF Calleja
20 Spain FW Aranda
21 Hungary MF Vadócz
22 Spain MF Rúper
23 Spain DF Sergio
24 Spain MF Jokin Esparza
25 Spain DF Echaide
26 Spain GK Andrés

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Spain FW Enrique Sola (to CD Numancia)

Seasons

Achievements

Recent history

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
2000-2001 1D 15 38 10 12 16 43 54 42 last 32
2001-2002 1D 17 38 10 12 16 36 49 42 last 32
2002-2003 1D 12 38 12 11 15 40 48 47 semi-finals
2003-2004 1D 13 38 11 15 12 38 37 48 last 16
2004-2005 1D 15 38 12 10 16 46 65 46 final
2005-2006 1D 4 38 21 5 12 49 43 68 last 16 UC 1st round
2006-2007 1D 14 38 13 7 18 51 49 46 quarter-finals UC semi-finals
2007-2008 1D 17 38 12 7 19 37 44 43 last 32
2008-2009 1D 15 38 10 13 15 41 47 43 last 16

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1929 7th
1929/30 Regional
1930/31 3rd
1931/32 1st
1932/33 8th
1933/34 5th
1934/35 1st
1935/36 12th
1939/40 2nd
1940/41 5th
1941/42 6th
1942/43 4th
1943/44 13th
1944/45 2nd
1945/46 5th
1946/47 2nd
1947/48 1st
1948/49 1st
1949/50 7th
1950/51 7th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1951/52 6th
1952/53 1st
1953/54 13th
1954/55 9th
1955/56 1st
1956/57 6th
1957/58 5th
1958/59 8th
1959/60 15th
1960/61 1st
1961/62 12th
1962/63 15th
1963/64 5th
1964/65 10th
1965/66 9th
1966/67 4th
1967/68 15th
1968/69 1st
1969/70 15th
1970/71 4th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1971/72 1st
1972/73 15th
1973/74 17th
1974/75 1st
1975/76 19th
1976/77 1st
1977/78 10th
1978/79 13th
1979/80 3rd
1980/81 11th
1981/82 10th
1982/83 14th
1983/84 15th
1984/85 6th
1985/86 14th
1986/87 15th
1987/88 5th
1988/89 10th
1989/90 8th
1990/91 4th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1991/92 15th
1992/93 10th
1993/94 20th
1994/95 7th
1995/96 10th
1996/97 16th
1997/98 15th
1998/99 13th
1999/00 2nd
2000/01 15th
2001/02 17th
2002/03 11th
2003/04 13th
2004/05 15th
2005/06 4th
2006/07 14th
2007/08 17th
2008/09 14th
2009/10

Famous players

see also Cat:CA Osasuna footballers

Famous coaches

see also Cat:CA Osasuna managers

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